One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A splice made by turning the end of a rope back on itself and interlacing the strands, thereby forming a loop.
- ‘The eye splice is made in the same way as the short splice.’
- ‘It's been my experience that the only people who can tie an eye splice are old sailors and glider pilots.’
eye splice/ˈī ˌsplīs/
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